Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 September 2021

Read. Write. Welcome

Revisit our WAM 2020 online program anytime
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About WAM

The Neighbourhood is an online storytelling project conceived by Alyson Evans and Tahni Froudist. The project asked Albury Wodonga area residents to reflect creatively on the theme of home. The integration of their photographs, videos, stories and poetry into an interactive digital map reflects the diverse community of people who live in The Neighbourhood. Come and meet them. Be inspired to submit your own creative reflections and take your place in The Neighbourhood!

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Our team

Write around the Murray is driven by a passionate advisory committee and festival team.

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Author submissions

Authors and publishers are invited to send submissions anytime. We're always looking for presenters to share stories, ideas and expertise with our audience.

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Our competitions give writers the opportunity to show their talent, hone their skills and engage with peers in the writing community.

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Watch and listen

Saturday 16 September 2017
Friday 7 September 2018
Present Tense. Our Uneasy Inheritance
Monday 14 September 2020
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Present Tense. Our Uneasy Inheritance

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Read. Write. Welcome.

We are incredibly proud of the amazing line-up of Authors, Illustrators and Journalists who have been involved in the festival over the years. Take a look back at all the fun we've had!

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Stay in the loop

Announcements Honours and Celebration
Thursday 10 September 2020

Announcing the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award winners!

Congratulations to the writers of the twelve stories that made the shortlist. Well done! And a special congratulations of course goes to Rob Johnson, Claire Aman and Ellen Rodger.

Announcements Honours and Celebration
Tuesday 01 September 2020

Announcing the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award shortlist

"There was something wonderful in every one of these stories and it was a great pleasure to read and reread them."

Arts and Culture Events and Activities
Friday 17 July 2020

We’re gathering online – please drop in

The festival is progressing full steam ahead as we prepare to launch our online program on 30 July.

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